Former college president donates Freedom Shrine Helen...

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February 27, 2000

Former college president donates Freedom Shrine

Helen Utz, former president of the Carroll Community College Foundation, has donated a Freedom Shrine to the college.

The shrine, a collection of historic American documents that have been photographically reproduced, was dedicated Feb. 16 in memory of Utz's late husband, Harrison Utz.

The documents hang in the college's Random House Learning Resources Center. Among the historic pieces are the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, Washington's First Inaugural and Farewell addresses, the Star-Spangled Banner, the Emancipation Proclamation, the German Instrument of Surrender from World War II and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

The dedication ceremony included a speech by Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Martin D. Tullai, a history teacher in Brooklandville.

Company pledges $10,000 to college foundation

Thomas, Bennett & Hunter Inc. of Westminster has pledged $10,000 to the Carroll Community College Foundation.

Company President Ron Weisberger recently presented the pledge to college President Faye Pappalardo. The money, to be used as an endowment, is eligible to be matched by the State of Maryland Private Donor Incentive Program.

The company also gave the college $500 toward a scholarship this fall. Thomas, Bennett & Hunter Inc. has supported the college since 1993.

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